Shakedown Street, Wang Dang Doodle, Candyman, Minglewood Blues, Bird Song, Hell In A Bucket-> Day Job China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Women Are Smarter, Terrapin Station-> Drums-> The Wheel-> Throwing Stones-> Not Fade Away-> One More Saturday Night, E: Revolution
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March 29, 2021 Subject:
I love '83 Dead and I don't care what you say!
This was one of my first tapes. I got turned on to the Dead in about '84 when I was 14. Didn't see my first shows until the summer of '87. Anyway, I always loved this tape/show. The Shakedown opener is loose and funky. As is the Wang Dang Doodle. Candyman is energetic and focused. Jerry is playing well. He nails the intro, nails the outro and sings well, too. Birdsong is one of my favorites of all time. Bobby puts on a clinic in his one of a kind "oddball chord inversions and whammy bar" style. Meanwhile Brent is comping the main riffs, laying down mellow groovy jazzy accompaniment while Jerry uses all of this as means to lay back and stretch out. It's not long before it gets pretty heated on all fronts. In the second set we're treated to a stellar China>Rider with a great classic transition followed by a funky Women are Smarter. Bobby calls it a "Saturday Night song." Terrapin is another highlight and finds Jer in fine voice. .I swear every time I listen to this version I find myself singing along at the top of my lungs nearly in tears. Moving on ... Bobby hangs out with the drummers and jams (for quite a bit, actually), throwing down more kooky chord sequences and angular ideas as they head into drums. Super cool. Next it's Drums/space and then a pretty Wheel. All in all a great show and they even play a Revolution encore. Checkitout!
September 18, 2020 Subject:
Tasty. I like the shakedown opener, funk city. I like Jerry's voice on Candyman. Bird song is real inspired, some real good jamming. Hell in a bucket is great, bobby gets ya goin. China Rider is glorious, Terrapin too, Throwin stones kicks ass. Cmon, good show.
March 14, 2017 Subject:
show has spunk
enjoyed the entire show from excellent opening shakedown
August 26, 2016 Subject:
March 30, 2015 Subject:
This is a great show - just to note on the second set, the China->Rider really cooks as well and the Terrapin they played is a gem in my opinion. Best quality of this show I have ever found.
LouSkannon - I hear Phil playing loud and strong on t-stones; perhaps a different night you are talking about?
March 23, 2015 Subject:
Fighting on stage
This was one of the 2 or 3 worst shows (out of 200+) I have ever seen. Funny, it's not so bad listening now, but being there, wow. Phil wanted to play St Stephen, and when Bobby started throwing stones phil walked threw up his hands and walked off stage. He came back on, shut off his amp, and stormed off again. To say the rest of the band was befuddled is an understatement. How do we play without our bass player? He eventually came back to finish the show, but refused to join in at the microphone during Revolution despite Bobby offering him half of his mike. I took friends to this one as their first show. Afterwards, they said to me "you've seen those guys how many times? That was pretty lousy" I couldn't disagree.
March 9, 2014 Subject:
My first show.
The bus broke down, I got off, THAT'S where it all began for me. Caught a ride back to Scranton w some farmer, borrowed a Monte Carlo, and packed 5 bus refugees into it, including my lil bro. Hauled ass to Syracuse just in time for Shakedown St.
I had NO idea how good this show was until about 1987. And floor seats, no less.
May 14, 2011 Subject:
Dome sound issues
Unfortunately, the Carrier Dome is not the optimal place to have a concert. Especially when the band is the GD. The acoustics are fair at best. There is a lack of musical intimacy.
Having said that this was a good show. I recommend it. Great "Shakedown" and interesting (looking back) placement/performance of "Bucket" in its early stages.
Post drums is ->->continuous - really nice "Wheel"; "Throwing Stones" definitely had a more apocalyptic feel in this year. The "Not Fade" is not like 9/3/77 but it is an interesting banter back and forth btw Weir and Mydland. "Saturday Night" is seamless and leaves the audience barely able to catch its collective breath. "Revolution" was okay. I think the boys could have worked on the harmonies more, but I think it was a better Beatle cover than "Day Tripper".
June 10, 2010 Subject:
Smokin' hot show. Excellent recording too. If you have a subwoofer you might want to turn it down. I listened to this on my little subwooferless shelf stereo in my garage and Phil is very present. I thought he was going to blow my speakers.
May 5, 2010 Subject:
20 years ago I was playing shakedown on cassette in eugene, or. I noticed something dark moving outside my window. Carefully I glipsed out the window shade and saw a couple of bumbs dancing their ass' off in the alley way to this tune.
Bird song RIPs!
A very inspired show
other shows to check out for fall 83
9-02-83 beyer-first set
9-13-83 video cirrculates too
10-31-83 excellent audience available
11-26-83 funky good sound
almost made it as the 2nd set opener.we were standin there tapin(421's)salivating but it seems garcia took the safe path w/ a rippin china rider.great weir jam at the end of terrapin.great space!check out the aud as well
May 17, 2005 Subject:
The show is very good the sound quality is not. I've heard way better form 83. Just my $.02
April 3, 2005 Subject:
this show is effin hot, my friends... what an absolutely gorgeous candyman this is...get it now, these carrier dome shows are sick so far, nice 80s SBs...
December 26, 2004 Subject:
November 17, 2004 Subject:
Fans of '83 will like this one. Be advised that it was mastered WAY too hot, with occasional clipping. There is also some tape hiss evident, which probably stands out more due to the excessive levels. I did a 3 db volume cut and applied light hiss reduction with Cool Edit, which seemed to help.
July 11, 2004 Subject:
This is actually the second of the three year run at the Carrier Dome (1982,1983,1984).
June 27, 2004 Subject:
a great show from this era
This is the first of three carrier dome concerts in the 1983-5 period. They did not play in syracuse since. The first set really cooks, then things settle down for the second set. The sound quality is solid.